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Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

Parade & KB Jacob Road | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
+91 95953 45925
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Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica was built by the Portuguese in Fort Cochin, one of the oldest Christian / Catholic Churches in India, which is owned and administered by the Diocese of Cochin, open to all, when no religious and liturgical services are in progress. Most welcome to all, who love history and Gothic Architectural attractions in the City of Cochin, Kerala.
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Parade & KB Jacob Road | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The church is big and beautiful. May be a 15-20 min walk from Vasco da Gama Square. School is just beside it, so gets very crowded during school hrs. Avoid visiting afternoon as it will be very hot.

Thank shiva p
Reviewed 2 days ago

With the fast pass of life in the street it is a pure sanctuary to be able to take a visit to this wonderful Cathederal. The statues were very impressive, the beautiful colours absolutely lovely. The girls in the play ground were all very happy...More

Thank Pat H
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica is very attractive. This was originally built by the portugeese in 1506.It was raised to the status of basilica in the year 1558. Later occupied by the Dutch during their rule from 1663 till the arrival of British people in 1795...More

Thank MyIndia-Great
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

(Eng.)St. Cruz Basilica is a beautiful white church near Chinese Fishing Nets and Kerala Kathakali Centre. It is very calm and the christian spirit is in the air. There was also wax figures about Jesus, Maria, Josef and others from The Holy Bible. Althought; beauatiful...More

Thank santtusaarinenss
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place that is worth a look, a very impressive building, while we were there it was break time for the girls school. Nice to see a church being used for normal everyday life. Worth a look.More

Thank Chris B
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful church inside and is well worth a visit. The hand painted pictures/icons are lovely. There’s space for you to sit to reflect or pray if you want to without being disturbed by other tourists. If all you want to do is...More

Thank Revtrev02
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in Fort Kochi area and holds historic value. Wortha visit either as a visitor or for religious purpose.More

Thank SundarDelhi
FrFMJF, other at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Beauty and Architecture of the Cathedral was breathtaking and exuded its ancient past History.... Was very peaceful and uplifting spending a few moments in the basilica....More

Thank ClyntonAlmeida A
FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant church. Worth a visit. As per the majority of churches in this area it is very modern. Need to really be there with congregation to get a real feel for the place.More

Thank Teresa C
FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this cathedral on 23rd December evening, so we found the place beautifully decorated for Christmas. A stage for cultural program was also set up in front of the church. This church is one of the oldest in Kochi and very beautiful indeed. I...More

Thank Ria110494
FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

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micky1234567890
23 November 2017|
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Response from FrFMJF | Property representative |
Dear micky1234...., The Christmas Midnight Mass, presided by the Bishop of Cochin begins at 11.45 pm on 24.12.2017. it is a combined mass both in English and in Malayalam with Latin singing. Id you come early enough to Santa... More
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ipsita s
1 October 2017|
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Dear ipsita s, Yes, photography is allowed in Santa Cruz Basilica, Fort Cochin.
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